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antdude
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Re: Best Linksys wireless router suggestions for a big house?

said by mozerd:

If you hired a professional they would be able to hide the wires so the the wireless router can be placed properly. If you cannot place the R6300 properly to get whole house coverage like I suggested earlier perhaps you should consider some other solution.

The problem is that the picky old folks don't want the wires, cables, etc. added into the house.


mozerd
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The other solution you could consider is expensive and assumes that the house electrical system was put together properly.

With powerline 500 series your could have as many as 4 wireless systems installed to provide proper coverage. The powerline kit I recommend

One powerline would go in the room with the existing cable modem and router being used then you would place another powerline in the other room and attach an Access Point to it and in that way you cold get coverage where you need it. You would need to properly configure the router and access point(s). Do some research on powerline stuff.

Or You could try the R6300 in the current location [where your modem is situated] and see how well it performs in your environment. It may surprise you and me with powerline added you then could then very easily extend your network by adding another R6300 in client mode and really have a dynamic system in place

With POWERLINE networing you cannot use power strips -- you must have direct acces to the electrical outlet in each room of interest. If this house is in an area that is subject to a lot of electrical storms then I would discourage the use of powerline networking.
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Kyawa
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join:2006-01-26
Middletown, MD
reply to antdude

Unless there is some other part of your job there for the homeowners that I'm missing, you've already lost money. Tell them you can put a "N" router in and they can hope for the best or they can agree to more cabling for the appropriate solution. This really not a call to be made by the homeowner. If they want connectivity in the whole house, here's how its done. If they don't agree, they get something less. Pretty simple.



antdude
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reply to mozerd

said by mozerd:

The other solution you could consider is expensive and assumes that the house electrical system was put together properly.

With powerline 500 series your could have as many as 4 wireless systems installed to provide proper coverage. The powerline kit I recommend

One powerline would go in the room with the existing cable modem and router being used then you would place another powerline in the other room and attach an Access Point to it and in that way you cold get coverage where you need it. You would need to properly configure the router and access point(s). Do some research on powerline stuff.

Or You could try the R6300 in the current location [where your modem is situated] and see how well it performs in your environment. It may surprise you and me with powerline added you then could then very easily extend your network by adding another R6300 in client mode and really have a dynamic system in place

With POWERLINE networing you cannot use power strips -- you must have direct acces to the electrical outlet in each room of interest. If this house is in an area that is subject to a lot of electrical storms then I would discourage the use of powerline networking.

No power strips? Drats. The problem is not enough power outlets already.